TITLE

Point: Alternative Energy Exploration is Not the Answer

AUTHOR(S)
Pearson, John
PUB. DATE
March 2016
SOURCE
Points of View: Alternative Energy Exploration;3/1/2016, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents an argument against alternative energy exploration. Since the 1970s, the United States government has thrown billions of dollars at alternative fuel projects, yet almost nothing has come of these efforts. There remains no efficient alternative to traditional fossil fuels. Many of these alternative programs have become havens for fraud and corruption as companies or individuals move to take advantage of tax breaks and other incentives in ill-designed or poorly regulated programs. The greatest ongoing energy scam is probably the promotion of fuel cells for the generation of electricity or as automobile engines. There is great reason for using government leverage to promote energy conservation and the use of small scale energy production in some areas, assuming credits are tied to performance and durability, not just to dollars spent.
ACCESSION #
12419636

 

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